“Chief officers have been clear that we will need radical approaches to absorb the current and future budget cuts and maintain the protection of the public.”
Workforce Development Lead says increasing complexity of Service must be considered as he ponders Winsor II.
The need for policing reform is “not driven by money alone” – and the increasing complexity and specialisation of the Service must be considered.
Responding to the publication of the second part of Tom Winsor’s report into the remuneration package of officers and staff CC Peter Fahy – the ACPO Lead on Workforce Development – accepted that chief officers would need to adopt “radical approaches” as they moved to absorb deep budget cuts.
But he added that it was crucial that the “core ethos of service and self-sacrifice in policing” needed to be preserved as new agendas were pursued.
CC Fahy, of GMP, said after publication of Winsor II: “Chief officers look forward to reading this report and will carefully consider the recommendations.
“Police forces are facing a huge financial challenge but the need to reform the way our staff are rewarded and developed is not driven by money alone. Policing has now become far more complex and specialised.”
CC Fahy said chief officers wanted to move away from rank and length of service being the sole criteria for increased pay – a view shared by Mr Winsor.
He added: “We have staff driven by a great sense of vocation and commitment to the public and it is crucial that their morale and motivation is maintained and that the police service can continue to attract the most able people.
ACPO: Police Reform ‘Not Driven By Money Alone’